Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:27 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 07:10 p.m.
FILIPINO nationals are being advised against bringing stun guns and other "arms" when they travel to Hong Kong, saying it could result in severe fine and imprisonment.
In an advisory, the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong said stun guns and devices, such as tear gas, bullets, extendible batons, flick knives, and knuckle dusters are considered restricted items there.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:48 p.m.
THE Supreme Court (SC) has allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to continue looking into three syndicated estafa charges filed against detained businessman Delfin Lee.
The charges are on top of the syndicated estafa case being heard by the Pampanga Regional Trial Court branch 42, which ordered Lee's arrest in 2012.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:10 p.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III is satisfied with the explanation of Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali on why he called up Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima on the arrest of real estate developer Delfin Lee last Thursday, a Palace official said Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that Umali already called up the President and explained why he made a call to Purisima.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:04 p.m.
POLICE have arrested on Sunday a suspect in the fatal shooting of court judge in Zamboanga City, a Cabinet official said Monday.
Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II identified the suspect as Mohamad Alkhalidz Paradji Amisali, who was arrested by joint police teams at Sunrise Drive, Barangay Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 05:35 p.m.
SENATOR Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. said Monday his camp will file perjury charges against Technology Research Center (TRC) director general Dennis Cunanan for lying in his testimony in relation to the pork barrel scam.
"We will file a perjury case... Buti na lang lumabas kasinunangalinan ni Cunanan," Revilla said. "Hindi ako ma-personal na tao. Pero kung sumobra na sila baka bumangon ulit ang Panday at magbitbit ng espada."
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 05:20 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- With a vote of 21-0, the freedom of information (FOI) bill breezed through third and final reading approval in the Senate Monday.
Senator Grace Poe, chairperson of the Senate committee on public information and mass media and sponsor of the bill, noted that the FOI bill has been pending in Congress for the past 21 years and eight months.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 04:44 p.m.
BUSINESSMAN Delfin Lee turned to the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday, asking the tribunal to set him free following an alleged illegal arrest by policemen last week in connection with his syndicated estafa case.
Lee’s lawyers said their client has been illegally detained because the CA earlier “quashed, recalled and lifted” the arrest warrant issued by Pampanga Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 42 for lack of probable cause that he participated in the scam.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 04:40 p.m.
WHILE most of her colleagues doubt the testimony of Technology Research Center (TRC) director Dennis Cunanan, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Monday said that Cunanan is still qualified to be a state witness.
Even if it could be proved that Cunanan was lying under oath, the senator said he can still become a state witness in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 04:34 p.m.
DAVAO CITY (Updated) -- Rebels attacked a police station in Davao del Sur on Monday, killing three policemen, while two other unidentified rebels and seven soldiers were killed in a separate clash on the same date.